Tel Mond

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Tel Mond
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew תֵּל מוֹנְד
 • ISO 259 Tell Mond
Statue of Lord Melchett
Statue of Lord Melchett
Official logo of Tel Mond
Logo
Tel Mond is located in Israel
Tel Mond
Tel Mond
Coordinates: 32°15′16″N 34°55′7″E / 32.25444°N 34.91861°E / 32.25444; 34.91861Coordinates: 32°15′16″N 34°55′7″E / 32.25444°N 34.91861°E / 32.25444; 34.91861
District Central
Founded 1929
Government
 • Type Local council
 • Head of Municipality Shlomo Ratzaby
Area
 • Total 8,000 dunams (8 km2 or 3 sq mi)
Population (2009[1][2])
 • Total 10,000
Website http://www.tel-mond.muni.il (Hebrew)

Tel Mond (Hebrew: תֵּל מוֹנְד) is a town in the Israeli Sharon region, located east of Netanya and north of Kfar Saba.

History[edit]

Tel Mond was founded in 1929 by Sir Alfred Moritz Mond, later known as Lord Melchett, a former British minister and president of the British Zionist Federation. The Israel Plantations Company headed by Mond purchased land in the region and planted citrus orchards to provide employment for Jewish laborers.[3] In 1933, a group of farmers purchased land from the company and established Moshav Tel Mond. In 1936, another group established Moshav Kfar Ziv. In 1943, new immigrants from Yemen established Shechunat Ya'akov. In the 1950s, Neve Oved and Hadar Hayim were built to accommodate the large wave of immigration after the founding of the state. In 1954, all these communities were merged to form the Local Council of Tel Mond.[3] The surrounding moshavim, Kfar Hess, Herut and Ein Vered, were also founded by the pioneers of Tel Mond.[4]

Over the past decade, the community has grown from a small town to a self-sufficient mini-city that provides services for other regional communities.

In June 2013, Kehillat Mevaser Zion, a Modern Orthodox Community in Tel Mond, held an inauguration ceremony for the newly built Synagogue, attended by Naftali Bennett, the Minister for the Economy.

On October 22, 2013, Roni Golan, leader of the "Hatikva" movement, was elected Mayor, replacing Shlomo Ratzabi, the previous Mayor for twenty-five years.

Landmarks[edit]

The home of Lord Melchett has been turned into House of the Lord museum, documenting the history of Tel Mond.[4] Outside the museum is a statue of Lord Melchett designed by Batya Lishansky.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cnaan Liphshiz (January 30, 2009). "Goats, baseball and a new synagogue". Haaretz. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Jonah Mandel (4 November 2010). "Comedic bar mitzva invitation draws 70,000 views". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Tel Mond (Israel)". CRW Flags. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c A day in the country - Haaretz - Israel News[dead link]
  5. ^ "Tel Mond, Israel". Sarasota Sister Cities Association. Retrieved 2014-01-24.